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Is it a bad idea to put a one year old male guinea pig with another young 3-5 months old male guinea pig together in the same cage?

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2011-09-13 02:27:27
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It is not a smart idea at all to put them together

BECAUSE THEY MIGHT FIGHT!

well if u want your pet to have a friend it is a good idea ...yes sometime male guinea pigs will fight but not very often....they r more likely to fight if they are the same age ....so by adding a new younger guinea pig with an older one is the best way and best chance they will make the best of friends ...just always make sure...there is always plenty of food and fresh water, if u need to add 2 bowls of food to the cage or hutch then do so ....male guinea pigs also seem to need more space then females so a nice big hutch or cage xxx

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You have to breed them quite young as after a few months their pelvis' fuse together if they have not had any young.


yes. I had a 2 year old guinea pig and a 6 month old and the were great together.


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no, guinea pigs dont eat their young.


I disagree and know that Guinea pigs are very social animals and need the company of other guinea pigs. Social animals that live on their own get stressed and lonely. Litter-mates of the same sex should live together, as this minimises the chance of their fighting. Males and females shouldn't be kept together, as they will breed and it can be difficult to find homes for the young.


They can go together if you did it at a young age. Do not keep them together at night till you now they like each other. Only put them together if you put them together at a young AGE


yes because if you do then the s-5 month old guinea-pig could die because it is not within its age group and the older guinea-pig will pick on the smaller guinea-pig and the older guinea-pig will take advantage of the smaller guinea-pig cause i did that and my younger guinea-pig died a week later so don't do it cause you may be a murderur it not a bad idea at all .... i have 6 guinea pigs and the males r very happy with having a male friend in with them .... The person at the top is young and unsure, yes you can as long as there is enough space for the guinea pigs to have their own territory. Look up CC cages.


Experts usually recommend about 5 or 6 months old for a first litter of babies. Many people say that guinea pigs can't have babies after 8 months old, but this is extreme. I would recommend breeding your guinea pig before one year old. After you have bred it once, provided it was young when you did so, you can breed it again, regardless of it's age. Hope this helped, Mother of 7 females guinea pigs, and has successfully bred 4 guinea pigs.


Young guinea pigs are called pups.


A guinea pig's young is called a pup.


The mother does not leave the offspring, the young leave the mother when they feel it is time to move on. The offspring may stay with the mother for 13 to 20 months, associating with one another and feeding on kills together.





Your guinea pig is much too young. Guinea pigs become fertile after about 4 weeks, but it's safest for the mother (and her babies) not to be breed before at least 6 months. The best thing you can do is get her checked in with the vet, and ensure she's alone in the cage with fresh bedding and plenty of food and water. Good luck with her.


a guinea piglet or pup


no guinea pigs do not eat their young.


All female guinea pigs are called sows no matter the age, however in the show world guinea pigs under 3 months are Jr., 3-6 month old guinea pigs are intermediates, and over 6 month old guine pigs are seniors. If your guinea pig is under 3 months then generally it would be called a pup.


Main reason for young guinea pigs (only for female guinea pigs)to get killed is by getting pregnant too early because these piggies get mature very young(2-3 months-someone please confirm) but their body functions will not be mature by this stage. best way to get rid of this is by separating male and female pigs.


Guinea pigs can reproduce when they are as young as four weeks, but this is not good for them. If you have baby males and females in together, they should be separated by then. It is healthiest to breed your female guinea pig between the ages of four and seven months. DO NOT wait until they are older than eight month to breed them for the first time as the pelvic bones may be fused together by then, instead of being flexible enough to allow for easy delivery.


2 months, but some can be fertile sooner. It is also worth noting that a female guinea pigs pelvic bones will fuse after 8 months or so if if has had no young, meaning that it can still get pregnant but will have difficulty giving birth, unless it has had a previous litter.


Guinea pigs are a rodent and they are made to breed quickly. A guinea pig can breed at a young age of 3 months old. As soon as babies are eating on their own, the males should be separated from their mother. The males will mate with her if they get a chance.


5-6 weeks old, I think. Guinea Pigs and co are much older, around 4-5 months.


Unless one of the guinea pigs is spayed/nuetered they will mate. This can be especially dangerous to the health of the female guinea pig because if she gets pregnant after the age of 9 months the only way she will be able to give birth is by C-section simply because if she has not had a litter before the age of 9 months her pelvic bones will fuse together thus making natural-birth impossible. Also, even if the guinea pigs are "fixed", the older one may bully the younger one because of its small size.



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